As technology progresses, the difference between a router and a switch has grown blurred. Fundamentally, routers are Layer 3 (L3) devices that connect networks with one another. A typical example is connecting an office Ethernet network to the Internet via DSL. Switches are L2 devices that interconnect client devices that share the same network. Basically, routers rely on processors to forward data based on sophisticated algorithms, offering flexibility at the cost of throughput. Switches, by comparison, rely on largely predefined hardware configurations to forward traffic at the highest possible rate. Today's routers ordinarily include L2 switching capability, and many of today’s switches have some Layer 3 routing functionality. Routers offered by Cisco, the source of the vast majority of the industry's routers, have advanced dramatically in function and speed and Cisco now offers a comprehensive product line that features routers built to meet the needs of customers from individual telecommuters to nationwide service providers.

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The latest ISR routers from Cisco have the speed and integrated functionality to support data voice and video as well as virtualization while at the same time offering high availability, remote management, seamless expandability, and enhanced security and compliance. Cisco's ISR routers allow you to establish a firm basis for an IT environment that can grow seamlessly as you hire more workers, establish new sites, configure additional functions, give access to your network to clients and partners, and build an an increasingly mobile user base. Progent’s Cisco CCIE network consultants can provide fast and affordable remote support to assist your company to select, deploy, manage, update, and troubleshoot Cisco's latest router technology and can assist you to support your legacy routers or migrate efficiently to Cisco’s newer networking solutions.

Cisco Routers Designed for Small Companies and Remote Offices
Cisco’s routers for small businesses and remote offices provide affordable and reliable no-frills solutions that allow small sets of users to have secure connectivity to the Internet. All these single-configuration desktop devices feature at least four switched Ethernet with Wi-Fi options and built-in firewall to provide advanced protection. Designed for easy setup, administration, and troubleshooting, Cisco’s small business routers minimize ownership costs by cutting equipment and maintenance expenses. Progent’s remote support specialists have extensive backgrounds providing immediate and economical technical assistance for small companies to configure and maintain these routers, and Progent’s Cisco-certified CCIE network engineers can assist you to determine whether and how these routers can add to the strategic value of your information system.

Cisco Small Business RV Series VPN Routers
Cisco RV Series VPN Routers ExpertsCisco's economical RV Series VPN Routers are engineered to offer small organizations with VPN capability that allows remote users to access a network without compromising security. Devices in the RV Series VPN Routers can handle up to 100 IPsec VPN tunnels, include 4-, 8-, or 16-port Ethernet switches, come with built-in firewalls that provide sophisticated data encryption, and allow browser-based setup for remote deployment and management. All models accommodate 10/100 Ethernet and some models can handle Gigabit Ethernet. Wireless models are available. These VPN routers do not support Cisco’s popular IOS software.

Cisco RV Series VPN Routers MaintenanceCisco’s RV042 VPN Router includes a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can securely support up to 50 remote offices or online users via IPsec or Point-to-Point tunneling protocol. The G version can handle Gigabit Ethernet. The Cisco RV082 VPN Router includes an 8-port 10/100 Ethernet switch and can support 100 remote offices or online users with full IPsec VPN tunneling. The Cisco RV016 Multi WAN VPN Router model includes 16 10/100 Ethernet ports, supports up to 100 remote connections, and allows as many as seven ports to be set up for load balancing or for ISP backup to ensure zero downtime Internet connectivity.

Cisco's more current devices in the growing family of Small Business RV Series VPN Wired/Wireless Routers include the RV120W wired/Wireless-N Firewall with a 4-port switch and support for 10 VPN connections, the Cisco RV180W wired/Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router/Access Point with a 4-port Gigabit Ethernet switch and support for 12000 Concurrent sessions and 10 IPsec VPN tunnels, the low-cost RV215W Wireless Router with a 4-port switch and USB support to enable 3G/4G WAN connectivity, and the Cisco 325 RV325 WAN VPN Router that includes a built-in a 14-port Gigabit switch and redundant Gigabit WAN ports for load balancing and business continuity as well as USB ports using 3G/4G modems for broadband failover.

Cisco 800 Line of ISR Routers
Cisco 800 Series Routers ConsultingCisco's extensive portfolio of 800 Series ISR routers is made up of desktop, fanless appliances intended for small organizations, branch offices, retail shops, telecommuters, and clients of ISPs. A wealth of devices in the 800 family of routers have been released with various options for many years. Cisco's 881 Series of ISR routers suggests the vast selection of options offered within the Cisco 800 product family. Models in Cisco's 881 router portfolio can support unified media environments by providing IP voice and video, Wi-Fi and cellular wireless and data in a single integrated appliance. Built-in security can include encryption, VPN, firewall, and URL filtering. For survivability, available features for 881 routers include redundant WAN links or support for landline high-speed WAN connections like DSL plus multiple cellular 3G and 4G wireless connections all on one appliance.

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Cisco's 880 Series of ISR routers support a wide range of deployment scenarios

The basic Cisco 881 router features a 4-port 10/100-Mbps managed switch that delivers 15 Mbps throughput, support for up to 20 users, 2-port integrated Power over Ethernet, and IPv6 compatibility. The Cisco 881W router supports 802.11g/n Wi-Fi. The 881 SRST router features 4 FXS ports and 1 FXO port for PSTN fallback with Cisco Survivable Remote Site Telephony. With a Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) license, the Cisco 881 ISR router supports SIP trunk connectivity as a replacement for legacy Primary Rate Interface (PRI) lines or FXO voice connectivity to a PSTN service provider. SIP trunks can also connect remote agents in Cisco Call Center environments.

Cisco ISR Generation 2 Routers
Cisco's ISR G2 routers are intended to offer branch offices of enterprises with enhanced video and voice applications, virtual networking, security, and dependable WAN access. Integrated Services G2 routers introduce an architecture that protects prior investments in modules for first-generation Integrated Services Routers and lowers down-the-line expenses by permitting easy upgrades to additional modules as they are developed. Compared to previous ISR routers, Cisco's Integrated Services Generation 2 routers feature 2-7 times higher throughput, far more, and easier maintenance. All Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers support Gbit switching and incorporate multi-core processors and multigigabit fabric for higher throughput. ISR Generation 2 routers also offer smart power management for better energy conservation.

A key innovation with Integrated Services G2 routers is the Cisco IOS Universal image which includes all of the Cisco IOS technology sets so that you can rapidly authorize and deploy extra functions as required without having to acquire and transfer a new IOS image over to yourrouter. Progent's team of CCIE-certified network engineers can provide world-class skills to help you to plan, implement, and maintain multi-site deployments of Cisco Integrated Services Generation 2 routers that enhance satellite office efficiency and reduce the price of expansion and support.

Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
1900 ISR G2 Routers Remote SupportCisco 1941 and 1941W Integrated Services G2 routers include accelerated hardware encryption, optional Cisco IOS firewall, Cisco IOS intrusion prevention, and as many as 11 modular LAN switches. The 1941W ISR router provides an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point that allows wireless connectivity to high throughput data, voice, and video applications through Multi-Input, Multiple-output support that expands the range of current 802.11 clients. Interface options for the 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers include T1/E1, ADSL/SDSL, 3G, and 1 GigE.

In comparison to the older generation 1841 Integrated Services router which they are able to substitute for, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include 256 MB vs. 32 of CompactFlash memory as a default, and this can be increased to 4 gigabytes compared to 128 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 256 MB vs. 128 MB and top DRAM size is 2.25 gigabytes vs. 384 megabytes. In contrast to the 1841 router, the 1900 Series ISR G2 routers include a USB console in place of the outdated DB-9 connector and has an add-in slot for the recently introduced ISM module instead of a slot for the previous and lower performance Advanced Integration Module. In contrast to top-of-the-line ISR Generation 2 routers, the Cisco 1941 and 1941W ISR G2 routers do not allow redundant power supplies or slots for Packet Voice and fax DSP Modules.

Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers
Cisco 2900 Integrated Services G2 Routers Remote Experts2900 Series ISR G2 Routers are available in four versions which correspond to the models in Cisco’s successful 2800 router family. Cisco’s 2901, 2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers include integrated hardware encryption, voice and video capable Digital Signal Processor slots, optional Cisco IOS firewall, IOS intrusion prevention, call processing, and from 16 up to 50 modular Ethernet switches. The on-board encryption circuitry supports IP Security and Secure Sockets Layer VPN tunneling for protected remote access and is dramatically faster than the AIM modules available with 2800 series routers. The top-of-the-line 2951 Series ISR G2 router supports 600 Session Initiation Protocol sessions. Wired and wireless connectivity options include T1/E1, T3/E3, ADSL and SDSL, plus copper and fiber 1 GigE.

2911, 2921, and 2951 Integrated Services G2 routers accommodate Cisco’s Enhanced EtherSwitch Service Modules, providing high-throughput features identical to the Catalyst 2960 and Catalyst 3650-E Series Switches. In comparison to the previous 2821 Integrated Services router which the Cisco 2921 ISR G2 router is designed to substitute for, the Cisco 2921 router is offered standard with 256 MB vs. 64 MB of CompactFlash memory and can be loaded with up to 4 gigabytes vs. 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM size is 512 MB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM size is 2.5 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

3900 Series ISR G2 Routers
Cisco 3900 ISR G2 Routers Remote Security ConsultantsCisco has released four platforms for the top-of-the-line 3900 Series Integrated Services G2 router, the 3925, 3945, 3925E, and 3945E. These devices deliver the top performance and add-in slot densities in Cisco’s ISR Generation 2 family and can accept fast digital signal processors for the most demanding multimedia environments, accelerated hardware encryption, a wide range of connectivity options, a maximum 98 modular Ethernet LAN switches, and as many as 2,500 SIP sessions. To protect your investment, the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers support the Cisco Services Performance Engine, a modular motherboard that can be swapped out easily to enhance processing power without forcing you to purchase a new router. Like other Cisco ISR G2 routers, Cisco’s 3900 Series also preserves previous investments by supporting most of the service modules from first-generation Cisco ISR routers. For advanced availability, Cisco 3900 Series ISR G2 support two integrated power supplies.

Compared to the previous model 3825 Integrated Services router that the 2921 ISR G2 router is intended to replace, the Cisco 3925 router is shipped by default with 256 MB instead of 64 MB of CompactFlash storage and can be loaded with up to 4GB compared to 256 megabytes. Standard DRAM capacity is 1 GB vs. 256 MB and maximum dynamic RAM capacity is 4 GB instead of 1 gigabytes.

4000 Series ISR Routers
The Cisco 4000 Line of ISR Routers are modular and scalable platforms intended for businesses with multiple branches and remote workers requiring direct communication with in-house data centers and public clouds across VPN tunnels and the Internet. The 4000 series delivers the bandwidth needed for hybrid WAN environments to accommodate mobile workers, Cloud-based services, and HD multimedia applications by utilizing wide area network optimization, deep packet inspection, and traffic-management techniques. Models in the 4000 product line are powered by Cisco's IOS XE software, come in a 1RU or 2RU package, can handle as much as 2 Gbps of throughput, and can have up to 3 network interface slots, 2 service module slots, 4 built-in Gigabit Ethernet switches, and 8 CPU core integrated server modules. Cisco ISR 4000 models can support integrated Gigabit Ethernet, T1/E1, T3/E3, PR1, xDSL and other interfaces. To manage unified communications, the 400o ISR offers comprehensive edge support technology for policy-enhanced SBC, telephony survivability, and TDM gateways.

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The primary difference between Cisco's 4400 ISR and 4300 Series Routers is the inclusion of redundant power supply support in the 4400 Series, providing a greater degree of fault tolerance. Cisco's 4321 Integrated Services Router comes in a 1 RU desktop package and includes two network interface modules (NIMs), provides up to 100 Mbps performance, and supports 240 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's 4331 router has a 1 RU form factor with two network interface modules, offers as much as 300 Mbps performance, and supports 360 Digital Voice and Video Channels. The 4351 ISR Router comes in a 2 RU package and includes three NIMs, provides as much as 400 Mbps throughput, and allows up to 720 Digital Voice and Video Channels. Cisco's dual power supply 4431 ISR Router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three network interface modules, offers up to 1 Gbps throughput, and can handle 720 Digital Voice/Video Channels. Cisco's fault-tolerant 4431 router features a 2 RU form factor and includes three NIMs, offers up to 2 Gbps throughput, and allows up to 1200 Digital Voice and Video Channels.

Cisco's First Generation ISR Routers
Cisco's first-generation Integrated Services Routers, with more than six million products in the field, are the world's leading technology for small to medium-sized businesses and enterprises with satellite offices to achieve fast, safe, and dependable access to vital applications. Progent's CCIE network engineers are proven experts at providing online consulting, management, and problem solving support for Cisco 1800, 2800, and 3800 series ISR routers. Progent can help you to upgrade to the latest version of Cisco IOS Software with minimal service interruption to your network, assess the security vulnerability of your existing router setup, and help business to migrate economically to the new line of Cisco ISR G2 routers whenever it makes competitive sense for your business.

Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 1800 Family Routers ConsultantsThe modular Cisco 1800 family of routers intelligently embed data and security into one robust solution for fast, expandable access to strategic business programs. The Cisco 1800 Series design has been specifically engineered to satisfy the requirements of small-to-medium-sized businesses, small enterprise branch offices, and ISP-managed services applications for access to simultaneous services at wire speed. The integrated secure systems architecture of the Cisco 1800 Series routers delivers optimum business agility and fast ROI.

Cisco's 1841 device offers important advantages compared to previous generations of 1700 Series devices by bringing more than a fivefold performance increase and built-in hardware-based encryption enabled by an available IOS Software security image. The Cisco 1841 device dramatically improves interface card slot performance as well as density in comparison to Cisco's 1700 Series while maintaining compatibility with dozens of existing WAN interface cards (WICs) and multiflex trunk cards (voice/WICs (VWICs)-for data only). The Cisco 1841 router offers further enhancement of VPN speed via an optional VPN acceleration module; an intrusion prevention system (IPS) and firewall functions; compatibility with a broad range of connectivity needs, such as support for integrated switch ports; and sufficient speed and slot density for future network expansion and advanced applications.

Cisco 2800 Integrated Services Routers
Cisco 2800 Router HelpIntended for small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and enterprise branch offices, the Cisco 2800 Series consists of several basic versions: the 2801 router, the 2811, the 2821, and the 2851. Cisco's 2800 routers provide substantial additional value vs. prior models of Cisco routers at comparable prices by offering up to a fivefold throughput improvement, up to a tenfold improvement in protection and voice performance, integrated service options, and radically increased plug-in slot speed and capacity while maintaining support for the vast majority of the over 90 popular modules available today for Cisco's 1700 Series, the Cisco 2600 Series, and the Cisco 3700 routers.

Cisco's 2800 Series provides an array of popular protection functions including a Cisco IOS Software Firewall, an intrusion prevention, IPsec VPN, Secure Sockets Layer Virtual Private Network, powerful application inspection and control, Secure Shell Protocol Version 2.0, and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMPv3) in one secure solution set. Additionally, by incorporating security functions within the router, Cisco can offer unique intelligent security solutions other security devices cannot, such as NAC for antivirus defense; V3PN for quality-of-service (QoS) enforcement when combining voice, video, and Virtual Private Networks; Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN); Group Encrypted Transport; and Easy Virtual Private Networks for supporting more expandable and manageable VPN networks.

Businesses can use the Cisco 2800 Series router to create an integrated IP telephony network for as many as 96 IP telephones, and can safely deploy data, voice, and IP telephony on a single platform for their small-to-medium sized branch offices.

The Cisco 2800 Series router supports a built-in access point for wireless LAN access, wireless Hotspot capability for shared public wireless access, and network services for portable wireless LAN telephony and for high-density locations.

Cisco 3800 ISR Routers
3800 Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsCisco 3800 Series routers are engineered for small and midsize organizations and corporate branch offices to offer businesses the highest degree of network versatility, performance, and functionality. 3800 integrated services routers seamlessly integrate the latest technologies, adaptive services, and secure enterprise communications into a single resilient platform. The Cisco 3800 Series routers ease deployment and management, lower network cost and complexity, and provide investment protection. The Cisco 3800 integrated services routers feature embedded security processing, excellent throughput and large memory capacity, and high-capacity interfaces that provide the speed, availability, and reliability necessary for scaling business-critical security, IP telephony, business video, system monitoring, and Web programs in even the most competitive enterprise environments. Built for speed, the The Cisco 3800 Series integrated services routers deliver multiple concurrent services as fast as wire-speed T3/E3 rates.

The proprietary routing architecture of the 3800 Series router is engineered to integrate protection and voice handling with advanced wireline and wireless services for fast installation of new applications, including application layer functions, intelligent network services, and converged communications. The 3800 Series integrated services router meets the bandwidth requirements for several 100Mbps interfaces for each slot, time-division multiplexing (TDM) interconnections, and integrated power sourcing to expansion modules compatible with 802.3af Power over Ethernet, while also accommodating the traditional selection of modular interfaces. This permits ongoing return on investment by allowing network scaling or adapting to changes in technology as new applications are deployed. By integrating the capabilities of several separate devices into a single small unit, the Cisco 3800 router significantly reduces the expense and hassle of managing wide area networks.

Cisco's WAN Edge Routers and Carrier-class Routers
Cisco’s midrange WAN aggregation and carrier routers can provide larger businesses with high-performance, secure head ends to manage satellite office and remote user traffic and to provide service providers cost-effective wide area network edge routing. Cisco’s WAN aggregation and carrier router product line features the Cisco 7600 Series, the ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services product line, the ASR 9000 ASR Routers, and the Cisco Carrier Routing System.

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Progent's national group of CCIE network engineers have extensive experience helping enterprise businesses and Internet service providers to design optimal installations and seamless upgrades of Cisco's WAN edge routers. Progent's GIAC-certified information assurance consultants can provide unbiased, independent security inventory assessments, stealth penetration testing and comprehensive Security information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions to help companies that use Cisco's WAN aggregation routers to comply with business standards and statutory mandates for IT information security and reporting.

Cisco 7600 Integrated Services Routers
7600 Series Integrated Services Routers ConsultantsThe 7600 Series router benefits from the Catalyst 6500 Series infrastructure with an NEBS-3 box, 256-Gbps crossbar, and 30-Mpps switching performance. Fault tolerance is provided via logic and hardware redundancy as well as IOS Software capabilities. Also, the 7600 Series provides a broad array of high-touch IP network services at optical rates via various Optical Services Modules powered by Cisco patented PXF technology.

The Cisco 7609 router provides the option to use a 256-Gbps SFM or the standard 32-Gbps data bus, which provide switching performance of 30 million packets per second or 15 million packets per second respectively. If the SFM is installed, the 7609 can also allow distributed switching with performance up to 168 Mpps by using the Catalyst 6500 16-port Gigabit Ethernet network module, which is controlled by the Distributed Forwarding Card (DFC) and the SFM.

The Cisco 7603 Series router offers only the standard 32-Gbps data bus version and provides 15 million packets per second centralized switching performance. The Cisco 7603 Series router does not support distributed switching.

Cisco ASR 1000 Aggregation Services Routers
 Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers ConsultingCisco’s ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services family of routers is positioned in the middle of Cisco’s midrange products that concentrate on acting as headends at the WAN edge. ASR 1000 Series WAN Edge routers provide a small footprint, multi-function solution for enterprises requiring branch office aggregation at supergigabit Ethernet performance. ASR 1000 WAN Edge routers introduce a revolutionary architecture that mixes on-board acceleration with software versatility to deliver a multitude of concurrent services while preserving consistent responsiveness.

Cisco’s ASR 1000 routers include Cisco’s proprietary QuantumFlow Processor incorporating 40 custom Packet Processing Engines (PPEs) that together can support up to 160 simultaneous threads. This multi-processing structure, in conjunction with on-board acceleration for every service, enables the high-end ASR 1006 router to scale up to 128K hardware queues, 32,000 clients, 4,000 IP security VPN tunnels at 10K sessions/second, and 2 million Netflow log records. This processing capability allows Cisco’s ASR 1000 Series routers to deliver a broad range of advanced services concurrently in high volume while avoiding performance degradation that might compromise compliance with service level agreements. These services include Cisco IOS Firewall, intrusion-detection services, Network Address Translation, Flexible Packet Matching, and deep packet inspection. The ASR 1000 also allows sophisticated traffic control for applying multiple levels of QoS to a data packet in one pass, enhancing responsiveness for high-bandwidth IP voice and video applications.

Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
Cisco ASR 9000 Series Routers Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers are intended as edge routers for service providers who need to support world-class HD multimedia services to home, commercial, and mobile customers by providing always-on operation, high speed, and application awareness. All platforms in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers run Cisco's IOS XR operating system, a distributed operating system built for non-stop uptime. Throughput of Cisco's ASR 9000 Series of Aggregation Services Routers can be expanded up to 96 Tbps per system. the ASR 9000 line of Routers support Gigabit Ethernet, 10 GE, and 100 GE and have fully redundant fabric and power modules, power entry modules, plus backup control planes.

The ASR 9001 platform is a carrier-edge router that comes in a 6 RU package that delivers 120 Gbps of full-duplex fabric performance. The ASR 9001 has two modular bays which can accept adapters for 1, 10, and 40 Gigabit Ethernet. The chassis has four 10 Gbit Ethernet SFP+ ports as well as ports for Stratum 1 clocking, building integrated timing supply, and management. The Cisco ASR 9904 Router comes in a 6 RU chassis and offers line-rate 10 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity in space-limited sites. The 4-slot ASR 9094 can scale up to 4 Tbps of switching capacity in a single chassis. The Cisco ASR 9912 platform has a 30 RU form factor with 12 slots slots able to provide up to 550 Gbps of throughput. The Cisco ASR 9912 incorporates 2 route processors as well as 6+1 Fabric Cards for N+1 redundancy.

The Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System
Cisco CRS Consulting and TroubleshootingCisco's Carrier Routing System product line, powered by Cisco's IOS XR self-healing, distributed software, offers carriers high-level capacity and availability. The CRS product line was introduced in 2004, has been continuously improved, and now features the world's most popular multishelf network core router. To preserve past investments in network infrastructure, the latest Carrier Routing System platforms are compatible with previous CRS versions.

Available product lines in the CRS family are the CRS-1, CRS-3, and CRS-X Series Routers. Every CRS series features single-shelf 4, 8, and 16 slot units as well as multiple-shelf models. The CRS-1 Series is built on Cisco's Silicon Packet Processor technology and delivers up to 92 Tbps of performance. Products in Cisco's CRS-3 Series use Cisco's QuantumFlow Array technology and offer up to 322 Tbps performance. Cisco's CRS-X Routers incorporate Cisco's CMOS photonics CPAK technology and scale to deliver up to 922 Tbps.

Cisco's CRS Multichassis platforms can expand from 2 to 72 line-card shelves with the ability to deliver 400-Gigabit per second of non-stop operations for each slot. CRS Multichassis models can accommodate 1 to 8 fabric shelves. Modular services cards (MSCs) and PLIMs are compatible throughout the complete Carrier Routing System family.

Older Cisco Routers Supported by Progent's Network Professionals
Progent's CCIE consultants are familiar with legacy routers that are no longer available from Cisco. Progent can show you how to manage these routers and can also help you to rationalize and carry out migrations to newer versions. Legacy Cisco routers maintained by Progent include:

  • Cisco 500 Line of Routers
    The Cisco 520 SR Router, designed to handle as many as 50 users, features a 4-port 10/100 Ethernet managed switch and one Cisco IOS image. By supporting a simple but effective array of IOS control software features, Cisco’s 520 SR Router simplifies setup, management, and technical support, yet still provides advanced protection and acceleration options to adapt to the particular requirements of your organization.

  • Cisco 850 and 870 Unified Communications Routers
    Cisco's discontinued 850 Series access routers are designed for small offices, ideal for up to 10 users or for telecommuter environments where secure and economical access is required. 850 Series routers offer protected access with Stateful Inspection Firewall and IP security Virtual Private Network support, a 4-connection 10/100 Ethernet switch, a secure WLAN 802.11b/g option with a fixed antenna, plus simple setup and deployment and off-site management capabilities via Web-enabled tools and Cisco IOS Software.

    Cisco's discontinued 870 Series access routers are designed for small networks with as many as 20 workers or for teleworker environments where advanced voice/video over IP and resilient access using standby WAN connections are required. Cisco 870 Series routers offer high throughput in small offices as well as enhanced security via services such as stateful Inspection Firewall, IP Security (IPsec) tunneling, Triple Data Encryption Standard or Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) plus Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) and Tunnel-less Group Encrypted Transport (GETVPN), IPS, virus protection through NAC, and policing of secure access policies.

  • 1700 Routers
    Cisco 1700 Series routers are built to provide a cost-effective, standalone router solution for small and medium-sized businesses. 1700 Series offer flexibility and ease of administration to satisfy complex e-business needs including multiservice data/voice/video/fax integration, high-speed wire-rate Internet access, and powerful security solutions. 1700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 1800 family of ISR routers and the Cisco 1900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 2600 Series Routers
    The Cisco 2600 Series of routers is a line of modular access routers for branch sites, offering versatile LAN/WAN setup options, multiple security features, and a selection of fast processors. 2600 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 2800 Series of ISR routers and the 2900 Series ISR Generation 2 routers.

  • Cisco 3700 Series Routers
    The 3700 Series is a line of access solutions for mid-size and large-sized office networks. Supported by over 70 modular interface add-in products, the 3700 family provides a robust solution for data, voice video, Virtual Private Networks, and mixed-protocol data routing. 3700 Series routers have been replaced by Cisco's 3800 Series of integrated services routers and the 3900 Integrated Services G2 routers.

  • Cisco 7200 VXR Routers
    The Cisco 7200 VXR router delivers speed, modularity, and scalability in a compact chassis with a wide range of configuration options. With processing throughput as high as 2 million packets per second, adapters spanning from NxDS0 to 1 GigE, and OC-3 along with a variety of high-volume IP services, the 7200 VXR router is a solid broadband aggregation wide- and metropolitan-area network edge solution for enterprises and service providers. The 7200 VXR router features services aggregation by handling up to 16,000 Point-to-Point Protocol sessions per device, mixed-media support via TDM-enabled VXR frame and voice interface adapters, IP-to-IP gateway support, and IPsec virtual private networking scalable to 5,000 tunnels per chassis.
Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) and SIP Trunk Solutions
The Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE) is a session border controller that permits SIP connectivity to an IP PSTN service provider and delivers outside-the-firewall capabilities like SIP-based conferencing with voice and video recording, SIP call center and interactive-voice-response (IVR) systems, policy-based security monitoring of voice calls, and business-to-business immersive telepresence over SIP. CUBE is a built-in capability of IOS available via license to run on Cisco's ASR 1000 routers and on various models within Cisco's Integrated Services Router (ISR) G2 families including the 4000 Series, 3900 Series, 3800 Series, 2900 and 2800 Series, 1800 Series and 881 Series. For details about Progent's consulting support for Cisco CUBE and SIP trunks, go to SIP Integration Solutions and Cisco CUBE Integration Services.

How Progent's Consultants Can Assist Your Company to Support Cisco Routers
Progent's CCIE and CCNP qualified consultants can help you to plan, setup, and manage an integrated network infrastructure that can streamline operations, reduce costs, and accelerate time to profitability. By combining Cisco integrated services routers with Catalyst switches support and Aironet wireless integration, Progent can dramatically increase the business value of your integrated network. Progent can provide on-premises and remote support and can provide data center support throughout Northern California and major locations nationally.

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